Still More Troopergate and Palin's Apathy to Sex Crimes

Palin's defense has been predicated on the premise that she didn't give a shit about addressing sexual assaults.

As you may recall, the Alaska Public Safety Commissioner, Walt Monegan, who was fired by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after declining to re-open an old investigation against State Trooper Mike Wooten, who was at the time immersed in a bitter divorce and custody battle with Palin's sister Molly McCann, was also the chief proponent and champion of "an ambitious, multi-million-dollar initiative to seriously tackle sex crimes in the state," which was shelved just before he was fired.

You also may recall that the McCain campaign, in order to refute the assertion that Palin fired Monegan because of Troopergate, argued that she had instead fired him because he made an unapproved trip to Washington on his own to try to secure funds for the initiative. As I wrote last Tuesday, that argument necessarily meant that "Palin is shockingly indifferent to rape and domestic violence in her own state and contemptuous of the people who don't share her indifference -- and, weirdly, the McCain campaign appears to believe that's somehow more palatable than Palin having simply fired Monegan for insubordination because she wasn't getting what she wanted from a public servant on her personal family matter. That's quite an amazing calculation."

Well, get this:
Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
Sign Up!
Get AlterNet's Daily Newsletter in Your Inbox
+ sign up for additional lists
Select additional lists by selecting the checkboxes below before clicking Subscribe:
Election 2018